AECC University College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Sport Science provides the opportunity for students to follow a highly specific and scientific sport programme that focuses on the disciplines of sport psychology, sport physiology, sport biomechanics, motor learning, and research methods. Students are provided with the knowledge base to critically evaluate and engage with contemporary research related to sports performance that is used to develop an evidence-based approach to practice. In addition, students develop the necessary skills to actively initiate and conduct scientific projects linked to individuals, teams, and agencies from across the wider spectrum of the sports performance world. Graduates from this programme will be well placed to train to become accredited sport and exercise scientists (biomechanics, physiology, and psychology), sports coaches, researchers, work for sporting national governing bodies, the fitness industry and private practice.
Year 1 - Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Psychology of Exercise, Health and Sport, Motor Learning and Biomechanics, Introduction to Research Methods, Interdisciplinary Approaches in Sport Science. Year 2 - Research Methods, Motor Control and Decline, Sport and Performance Psychology, Physiology of Sports Performance, Sports Biomechanics, High Performance Sports Environments. Year 3 - Dissertation, Contemporary Issues in Sport Science, Applied Industry Skills. Optional Units - Applied Sport Psychology, Advanced Physiology, Advanced Biomechanics
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||AECC University College|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
To meet the minimum English Language requirements of the programme, applicants will need to achieve an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section.
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||from 3 A-levels (or equivalent)|
|A level||BBB||to include one of; Biology, Human Biology or Physical Education. General Studies will not be considered.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||in a relevant subject such as; Sports Science, Sports (Coaching and Fitness), Applied Science|
|Access to HE Diploma||Grades will need to total 120 UCAS points or above in a relevant subject such as; Sports Science|
|Scottish Higher||BBBBBB||to include either Biology or Physical Education|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||to include either Biology or Physical Education to Higher Level|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3, H3||to include either Biology or Physical Education|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||with no less than 5.5 in each section|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79.0||with minimum scores of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|